Winter Storms Moving Across America

February 20, 2013 | Weather

Connecticut (source: www.weather.com)

The heavy snow storm, series of tornadoes and violent thunderstorms have been causing damages, injuries and even deaths across several states in America.

According to the National Weather Service, snow storm is expected to hit the Southeast and Midwest this week. The accumulation of thick snow will be seen as far as Minneapolis.

In Alabama and Mississippi, around 15 tornadoes were formed leaving nearly 70 people injured.

In February 8 and 9, a powerful winter storm Nemo hit the Northern US and believed to have killed at least 18 people.

Damages from the Winter Storm Nemo

  • In Connecticut snowfall measuring 1 to 3 feet high blocked drive ways, buried cars and collapsed roofs of houses.
  • In New York, hundreds of cars were scattered and stranded along the Long Island Expressway.
  • In Massachusetts and Rhode Island, almost 650,000 became homeless.
  • In Boston the snowfall measured 30 inches.
  • More than 6,000 flights were cancelled in 5 states: Connecticut; New Hampshire; New York; Massachusetts; Rhode Island

Most Devastating Winter Storm

The most damaging winter storm that hit the United States was the Great Blizzard of 1888.  The snowfall was about 40-50 inches which buried houses, vehicles and trains in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  More than 400 people were killed; 200 ships were sunk together with 400 lives lost.

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